Awards Program

Alliance Awards Program

Each year the Alliance and its charter associations honor members of the academic internal medicine community for outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the profession and the organization through the AAIM Awards Program. With  many different awards designed to honor various positions within departments of medicine and the internal medicine community, there is ample opportunity to ensure your colleagues are recognized for their commitment, enthusiasm, and expertise.

Alliance award nominations are now closed. If you have questions about the AAIM Awards Program, please contact AAIM Member Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Team  at (703) 341-4540 or email

2021 Award Recipients: Slideshow

2021 Award Recipients

The Alliance is excited to announce the 2021 awards recipients. This year’s recipients represent an outstanding group of academic internal medicine professionals who have been recognized for their exceptional leadership, dedicated service, and astounding achievements. Recipients will be honored during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16, 2021. Join us in congratulating these individuals for their contributions to academic internal medicine.

Bessie Young, MD, MPH
2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Andrew Halvorsen, MS
2021 AAIM Special Recognition Award

Dominick Tammaro, MD, MACP
2021 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award

Stanley A. Amundson, MD
2021 Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award

Patricia V. Pepper, MD
2021 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award

Cara A. Giacomo
2021 APDIM Program Administrator Service Award 

Laurie Dubois, C-TAGME
2021 APDIM Program Administrator Excellence Award

Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
2021 APM Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award 

Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH
2021 ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award

David Gugliotti, MD
2021 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award 

Temple Ratcliffe, MD
2021 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award 

Candice Russell, MS
2021 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award

Jennifer Bierman, MD
2021 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award 

Kendra Van Kirk, MD
2021 MPPDA Brendan P. Kelly, MD, Award 

Sandra A. Moutsios, MD
2021 MPPDA Leadership in Med-Peds Award 

Kelli P. DaSilva, C-TAGME
2021 MPPDA Program Administrator Service Award 

Mariel Bailey, MD
2021 Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award

Past Awards Recipients